Nikki (nakeisha) wrote in older_not_dead,

  • Mood:

Promptathon Twenty

Normally, at this time of the month, I would be doing a call for prompts for our twentieth promptathon.

However, I am not because this promptathon will be quite different. It is something I had been considering doing at some point and got pushed from 'sometime' to 'as soon as' because more than one person asked for it.

So what is it, I hear you ask?

Okay. It's simply this:

Promptathon Twenty is:


What does that mean?

Simply this:

All past prompts from all of the past nineteen promptathons are eligible for promptathon twenty. Yes all of them.

There is also a second difference for this promptathon. It won't only run for the entire month of February. It will run from 1st February to 30th April. That's three months for you to finish those stories you started or write those stories you had always wanted to write by the month ran away with you.

Now, clearly, I am not going to compile a post with all of the prompts. What I have done (behind the cut) is to provide a link to each of the previous prompt lists.

I really do hope people have fun with this and are excited by the prospect of writing those stories you had always wanted to write and that we get a nice lot of stories.

There is one slight difference to the 'usual' 'What to do when posting'. That is: Please make sure that when you tag your posts you include both the current promptathon as a tag and also the original promptathon from which you took the prompt. Other than that there is nothing different to mention.

Promptathon 01: Established Relationships
Promptathon 02: Valentine's Day
Promptathon 03: First Times
Promptathon 04: Autumn
Promptathon 05: Love & Hate
Promptathon 06: Colours
Promptathon 07: In Sickness & In Health
Promptathon 08: Winter
Promptathon 09: New Beginnings
Promptathon 10: Inspired By
Promptathon 11: Holidays
Promptathon 12: Weather
Promptathon 13: Surprise
Promptathon 14: Weapons
Promptathon 15: Hurt and/or Comfort
Promptathon 16: Music
Promptathon 17: Food & Drink
Promptathon 18: History
Promptathon 19: Transportation

A few general points:

  • Remember: The whole point of this Community is that it is 'Love for the over 40s'. Therefore it it imperative that EACH half of the pairing is 40+ in the story - it doesn't matter if they are 20, 30 or 45 in canon. in the story/piece of artwork they MUST be at least 40.

  • The prompts are broken down firstly by fandom and then into blocks within the fandom of specific pairings and no pairing/one half of the pairing and just prompts.

  • Where a pairing and a prompt is given you must use that pairing with the prompt.

  • Where only a prompt is given, you can use any pairing within the fandom.

  • What you cannot do is to take a prompt from one fandom and use it for another. The prompt must be used within the specific fandom; and if a pairing is listed for that specific pairing.

  • The prompts under 'Any Fandom & Any Pairing' are just that. They don't have to be a fandom already listed; they can be any fandom at all.

  • You can write as many stories/produce as many pieces of artwork as you wish. There are no limits. And the same prompt can be used by multiple people - you do not have to claim a prompt. Just select the one(s) you like and write/make graphics.

  • This promptathon begins on 1st February and runs until 30th April.

  • Posting guidelines can be found here.

    Happy writing and graphic-making!!!

    Finally, please do feel free to pimp this on your journals/communities. Who knows, we might attract some new writers/artists given the breadth of this particular promptathon.
  • Tags: !!admin, !promptathon 20: amnesty, !prompts

    • Post a new comment


      Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

      default userpic

      Your reply will be screened

      Your IP address will be recorded